Taxi Dispatch Stands

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A taxi dispatch stand is a location where taxicabs are temporarily stored during hours of operation and from which they are dispatched.

Taxi dispatch stands are allowed in the following zoning districts CX, DX, IX, IH, CMP, UDO 6.4.8 defines use as a Passenger Terminal.

Taxi cab operation is regulated by City of Raleigh City Code sections 12-2021 through 12-2100.


Anyone wishing to erect a taxi dispatch stand must obtain a zoning verification letter prior to initiating the permit process with the Raleigh Police Department.

Approvals or Permits Issued

Taxi Dispatch Stand Permit

Submittal Requirements

Type Description
Required for Submittal
  • Completed Taxi Dispatch Stand application (pdf)
  • If approved, staff will generate a letter confirming zoning approval for the requested location
  • Submittal packages should be delivered to the Development Services Customer Service Center, One Exchange Plaza, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27602
Required for Some Projects
  • Copy of lease agreement including complete address, name and signature of property owner

Expected Processing Time

Applications submitted prior to 4:00 p.m. will be processed the next business day. Applications submitted after 4:00 p.m. will be processed within two business days. If it is determined that a project does not meet the Permitting Next Day criteria, applicants will be notified that the project will be moved to an alternative permitting process.


  • No fee

Next Steps


Lead Department:
Permits and Inspections
Service Categories:
Land Development

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